BMW India is gearing up for a series of upcoming launches that are sure to impress. In October, we announced that the Bavarian carmaker was preparing for a big launch, and there is certainly a lot of excitement surrounding the event. High-end car enthusiasts will not be disappointed.
This move will result in eight new models being released across various segments over seven weeks. By January 2023, buyers in India can expect to see all-new versions of popular SUV models like the BMW XM and X7, as well as facelifted versions of the 7 Series sedan and M340i sports car. The range will also include the brand-new i7 electric sedan and next-generation X1 compact SUV.
BMW will release its new S 1000 RR superbike and all-electric CE 04 scooter at the upcoming BMW Joytown event series. There are 3 planned events, taking place between December 10th, 2022, and January 31st, 2023.
The all-new BMW XM performance SUV hybrid model was revealed on September 28 and will go on sale in India on September 10. The XM will be the first new-generation BMW M car to feature an electrified powertrain.
The BMW M Hybrid drive system pairs a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 with a gearbox-mounted electric motor to give the SUV a combined output of 644 bhp and 800 Nm. It does the 0-100 kmph sprint in 4.3 seconds with a top speed limited to 250 kmph.,
The XM is capable of both electric and gas-powered driving, with a 25.7 kWh battery pack offering a range of up to 88 km on a single charge.
BMW X7 facelift
The BMW X7 will be receiving a mid-life update that includes a revised design with a split headlamp set-up, a more pronounced grille, and redesigned tail lamps and bumper. It is likely to get mild-hybrid powertrain options.
The updated in-line six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines could be offered by BMW. The new 3.0-liter petrol in-line six, which is coupled with the 48-volt mild hybrid system, produces 380 bhp and 520 Nm of torque at its peak.
The engine is a 3.0-litre, in-line six-cylinder diesel that has an output of 352 bhp and 700 Nm with an extra 20 Nm coming from the mild-hybrid system
The all-new BMW X1 is based on the cutting-edge FAAR platform, which itself is an evolution of the highly successful UKL platform. The new X1 has been designed to turn heads with its sleek silhouette, distinctive LED headlamps with twin inverted L-shaped DRLs, and brand-new slimmer and sharper-looking LED taillamps.
The inside of the vehicle gets an update with a new curved screen, two-zone automatic climate control, and a Sport leather steering wheel. The safety features have been improved as well with the addition of front-collision warning and parking assistant along reversing assist camera.
In addition to features like ambient lighting and a panoramic glass sunroof, the Harman Kardon sound system tops off the list of options. It now comes with a mild-hybrid engine under its hood that uses a 48V motor, adding 19 bhp and 55 Nm of torque to the output.
The performance-based BMW 3 Series is also due for a mid-life update and will probably include a few style changes as well as more advanced tech. The new grille, sleek headlights, and redefined bumper are said to be key features of the newer model.
The new cabin will boast a single-piece curved display with the latest 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch infotainment screen. It is also expected to come equipped with 48V mild-hybrid technology.
BMW 7 Series
The new BMW 7 Series has been significantly upgraded with a new look and slimmer two-element crystal LED headlights. The kidney grille is more prominent, slimmer, and gets an illuminated surround, making it hard to miss. The face is more upright and the lines are sharper and simpler giving the model a bolder look than its predecessor.
The 2023 BMW 7 Series comes with an updated cabin that features the brand’s latest Live Cockpit Plus system. This system includes a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and a 14.9-inch infotainment screen that is designed to look like one continuous piece of glass. In addition, there is also a new interaction bar that allows users to control ventilation and climate functions with just a few touches.
in the back, there is an optional 31.3-inch 8K theatre display that can be put between the front two seats on the 7 Series and i7. Customers can experience “car theatre” by having a built-in Amazon Fire TV, which provides access to online services. There are also 5.5-inch tables mounted on each door panel that passengers have access to.
The massive screen is complemented by the optional Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System that brings in 36 high-quality speakers. The standard version is offered with 18 in-car speakers. The headliner has four speakers for a complete 4D audio experience.
Some of the other boast-worthy features of the BMW i7 and 7Series include their hearty use of sustainable materials in the cabin. The seats are upholstered with Merino leather while cashmere wool was used for additional comfort in select areas Throughout both models, attention to detail is evident.
The new BMW 7 Series will be available with petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid, and electric options. The base model 740i will feature a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that has been upgraded with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system.
The base unit now produces 375 bhp and 519 Nm of torque, while the top-spec 760i xDrive gets the 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with 536 hp and 750 Nm of torque.
The model can sprint from 0-100 kmph in just 4.2 seconds, and power is sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission which comes standard with this range of models.
The BMW i7 is electric and essentially the same as the 7 Series. The only difference in styling is that the accents are blue on the BMW i7, while they’re M Sport styled on the regular 7 Series. The all-electric model – called the BMW i70 xDrive60 – uses two electric motors which get their power from a 101.7 kWh battery pack
The power mills belt out 536 bhp and 744 Nm, with 0-100 kph taking only 4.5 seconds. BMW states that the i7 can go up to 483 km on one charge (US EPA Driving Range) and is able to work with a fast charger of up to 195 kW. The top speed for the i7 is electronically-limited at 250 mph.
BMW S 1000 RR
BMW Motorrad India has already displayed the 2023 BMW S 1000 RR at the India Bike Week in Goa. The new features on the motorcycle include winglets, which are identical to those seen on the M 1000 RR. There have also been updates made to the rear part of the cycle, making it look sportier than before. By increasing downforce on the front wheel with its winglets, acceleration-induced wheelies are less likely to occur.
The new RR benefited from a redesign that produced several openings in the main frame profile to optimize flexibility laterally. Powered by a 999 cc, liquid-cooled, four-cylinder engine belting out 206.5 bhp at 13,750 rpm (3bhp more than the previous generation), it reaches peak torque at 113 Nm -11,000rpm
The new RR features a wider range of speeds, with the maximum being 14,600 rpm. The transmission is still a 6-speed unit but has been updated to include a bidirectional quick-shifter.
BMW CE 04
The upcoming BMW CE 04 electric scooter will be powered by an 8.9 kWh battery, with a minimum of 20 bhp and a maximum output of 41.4 bhp. It’ll have 62Nm of torque, covering 0-100 in under 10 seconds, with a top speed of 120 kmph.
The scooter can travel 130km before needing to be refueled, as per the World Motorcycle Test (WMTC) program.
All in all, BMW India has something for everyone, with 8 new models lined up to be launched by January 2023. From luxury cars and performance bikes to electric scooters, the range of vehicles offered caters to a wide variety of customers. If you’re looking to upgrade your ride, now is the time to act!
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